As another exciting year comes to a close and the holiday season quickly approaches, we often find ourselves reflecting on days gone by while also looking forward to what’s yet to come. Nostalgia finds us around every corner as we unpack decorations, make travel plans, and dream of menus, gatherings, and much-needed time spent with loved ones. Our November/December issue is a special one—it is not only filled with gloriously-designed interiors, but those interiors have been given the extra special flair and personality that only holiday décor can bring.
Holiday cheer is abundant as you peruse these pages, and we hope you’ll find inspiration, comfort, and joy as you learn more about the talented designers, architects, and homeowners that brought these beautiful abodes to life. Writer, and stylist Margaret Zainey Roux hunts for the perfect pieces to decorate her stylish New Orleans home while designer Ashley Goforth gives a Houston home a modern makeover. In Atlanta, Elle Cantrell transforms an outdated ranch into a breathable space for design-savvy homeowners and a husband-and-wife team deliver a newly built Baton Rouge home just in time for the holidays. We visit the luxurious Lake Austin Spa Resort and chat with designer Ashley Gilbreath. The Southern Home team wishes you a joyful and restful holiday season!